Donald Tetter

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Donald Tetter

August 16, 1946 -

Donald Tetter Donald Tetter was born in Chicago on August 16, 1946, to the late Freda Mae Tetter and Nolton Hurt. He was the youngest son of 11 siblings.
Donald attended and graduated from Bloom High School in Chicago Heights, Ill. After high school, Donald attended Job Corps training to study electrical wiring. Donald spent several years of employment with Ford Motor, U.S Steel, Illinois Meat Company and Illinois Dept. of Corrections (Pontiac). Donald honorably served his country in the U.S Army during the Vietnam era until 1988.
Donald married Juanita Beard in 1966. Under this union four children were born: Marcellus (Fabiola), Donetta, Donald and Terrence Tetter.
Donald gave his life to Christ and took the right hand of fellowship. Donald will forever hold an every lasting place in our hearts and minds, his words of wisdom have and will always be cherished. Words such as "your heart ain't big as a mustard seed," "I am a walking thought," "Hello world, here I am" and his most recognized quote, "I walk backwards so I can see where I have been."
Donald leaves to cherish his memories, his wife; his children; a goddaughter, Diane King of Battle Creek Mich.; three sisters, Velma Hollis of Park Forest, Ill., Nancy K. Hamilton of Indianapolis, and Annette Davis of Danville, Ill.; a brother; Johnnie Hurt of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four adopted daughters; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents Freda Mae Tetter and Nolton Hurt; mother-in-law, Hattie Mae Beard; father-in-law, Henderson Butler; 10 siblings, Marcellus, Leonard, Warren, Conrad, Raymond, Mary, Connie, Carroll and Shirley; his niece, June; and his grandsons Zellner, Demaree and Demetrius.
A Homegoing Celebration will commence at noon Friday, October 12, at St. Synagogue C.O.G.I.C., 2605 E. Main St., Danville. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the services. Eulogist: Donald Tetter. Interment will be at Danville National Cemetery.
Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences: leekandsonsfuneralhome.com
Published on October 9, 2018
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